Korean Canadian Baseball Association (KCBA) was established in 1976 as a non–profit Corporation. The purpose of the KCBA is to establish, maintain, and promote both baseball and softball activities for our Community. We oversee Spring, Summer and Fall Baseball Programs as an affiliate of the Metro Pacific Baseball League (MPBL- Adult Men's League). The primary focus of the KCBA is children in Kindergarten through 8th grades. In 2012, the KCBA started a Youth Baseball Camp for boys in grades 1 through 8.
The KCBA is comprised of an all volunteer and active Board of Directors. The KCBA administers its baseball and softball activities through the Board and a Committee structure by organizing and arranging the teams, coaches, umpires, schedules, tournaments, player clinics, and playing rules, and by providing game equipment and player uniforms.
Our programs are “community driven” and are open to all boys and girls who want to play baseball and softball. Typically we have between 200 – 300 participants in our programs over the course of a year. We will always work to find a place for a child that wants to play ball. In fact, we have a “no cut” policy for our Spring and Fall House Leagues. We also offer “baseball scholarships” for those families in need of financial assistance. Our core belief is that EVERYONE PLAYS!!
Korean Canadian Baseball Association’s (KCBA’s) primary Mission is to provide an environment for KCBA youth to have an enjoyable, safe, team-oriented, and community based experience while learning and playing the game of baseball. At the same time, the KCBA is committed to teaching our youth the life lessons of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Through the game of baseball, the KCBA intends to help youth to set and work towards common goals and to build character, leadership ability, and confidence.
Korean Canadian Baseball Association Philosophy
The Korean Canadian Baseball Association (KCBA) believes in the fundamental philosophy of putting “Athletes First, Winning Second.” This is the motto of the American Sports Education Program (ASEP), and it means this: every decision made and every behavior displayed on the field should be based first on what is judged best for the athletes, and second on what may improve the athlete’s or team’s chances of winning. In the final analysis, what’s important is not how many games are won, but how many young people are helped to become winners in life.
Having “Athletes First, Winning Second” as a base philosophy does not mean that winning is unimportant. The immediate short-term objective of any game is to win. Striving to win within the rules of the game should be the objective of every athlete and coach. Striving to win is essential to enjoyable competition. We believe that it is the pursuit of the victory, the dream of achieving the goal more than the goal itself that yields the joy of sports.